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Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 21,112
Posted By Geografo
That tree is a ceiba tree, which was the sacred...

That tree is a ceiba tree, which was the sacred tree of the Maya. I have a picture of my wife sitting on the root to the right of you in the picture--mine was taken in 1996. I could not get the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,425
Posted By Geografo
University Ladies

:roflYeah, I hate my job...:wink: Although you do know I'm going to Brazil, right, with my Brazilian wife?

I think the ladies will be alright, and my department head has already volunteered, he's...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,425
Posted By Geografo
Storage while Out-of-Country

Hey all--I was planning to start a thread on a related topic, but this one provided most of information that I needed, so I decided to post here, while this thread is still current.

Like a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,129
Posted By Geografo
Dealer Choice

Yes, based on my own dealer experience with BMW Motorcycles/Abenteur Cycles of Baton Rouge, and on what some of the posts to this thread have relayed, it seems like some dealers are more open to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,129
Posted By Geografo
How Recent?

How recently was that? BMW Motorcycles/Abenteur Cycles of Baton Rouge sent mine to Module Master in June/July and they repaired it for under $300. I think it took about 2-3 weeks, all told, including...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,200
Posted By Geografo
I think I'd rather pee in a catheter that is...

I think I'd rather pee in a catheter that is meant to be drunk from, than to drink from a catheter that is meant for peeing into...:D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,787
Posted By Geografo
I ordered the Moose tall adventure windscreen...

I ordered the Moose tall adventure windscreen from Adventure Designs in May or June. The bike was in the shop for a few weeks after it came in, so just had a chance to check it out on I-10 and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,014
Posted By Geografo
Agreed. This is a great service, especially for...

Agreed. This is a great service, especially for those of us who do have to budget our repairs, and who do not have a full setup for making our own repairs. I had to think hard about the oil leak...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,014
Posted By Geografo
Module Master and Abenteur Cycles

Although I may be jumping the gun, I will add to the chorus praising Module Masters, and add one for Cory at Abenteur Cycles (formerly Baton Rouge BMW Motorcycles in Baton Rouge, LA--they have since...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,685
Posted By Geografo
Thanks for the additional info, NZ. I am finally...

Thanks for the additional info, NZ. I am finally recovered from end-of-semester grading blues and the intestinal bug that I picked up on one or more of my numerous south-of-the-border ventures (it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,685
Posted By Geografo
Good advice. Just bought the GS 911, and am...

Good advice. Just bought the GS 911, and am waiting for a weekend with spare time to set it up. Actually, you may have hit on the problem. After going down, and while I waited for my head to clear a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,685
Posted By Geografo
Thanks--I'll check on these suggested issues

Thanks, guys. I'll check both of these issues, and report back. As I said that might not be for a couple of weeks. Given my heavy course load, and research, this time of semester does not leave me a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,685
Posted By Geografo
I assume that it is possible that the two issues...

I assume that it is possible that the two issues are unrelated, but I would definitely like to resolve both before taking any long-distance trips. I may also need to go to a dealer or other...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,685
Posted By Geografo
Light Switch

Actually, the brake light was coming on after turning the bike off, and still does from time to time. When it happens, I turn the ignition key back on, then off again to get it to go off. Once, it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,685
Posted By Geografo
ABS Failure Light on 2007 R1200GS

Fellow Inmates:

Last summer, I took a parking lot spill on my 2007 GS last summer, as described in a previous thread on replacing clutch fluid:



Well, I replaced the clutch reservoir and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,843
Posted By Geografo
Check his sig line. He's from Sydney, Australia,...

Check his sig line. He's from Sydney, Australia, not the US His neighbor/friend may also have started a business after taking early retirement, which is common with many people who start at a job...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,843
Posted By Geografo
Not Ugly, just different.

+1 I thought they were weird-looking when I looked at them way before I bought them (I wanted a Buell Ulysses back then, since it had the same powerplant my Harley did), and thought I would never get...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,843
Posted By Geografo
Agreed

Yes, I wondered about that. The prices on manufactured products are insane down there. They must still charge the import taxes on the parts, then? I would have thought that putting assembly plants in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,843
Posted By Geografo
That's What I Thought.

Yep, that is what I thought. My stepson, who works for the place we rented the car from, showed us a used R1200GS (don't remember what year) in Porto Velho that he said was for sale for around...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,843
Posted By Geografo
What part of Brazil?

Ryan,

What part of Brazil do you now live in? If in one of the larger cities (i.e., Sao Paulo, Rio, or Brasilia, or any of the other large coastal cities), I would get a scooter or one of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By Geografo
Throttle Blipping and Harleys

It is probably riders who had carbureted Harleys. My 2006 Sportster would frequently die while idling at a stoplight. They were set slightly rich, apparently to cut down on overheating. So, I would...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By Geografo
Any advice?

Does anyone have any advice about what I should check, if anything, before digging deep to buy a left side switchgear for a 2007 R12GS?

To repeat, my left turn signal switch is loose after hitting...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By Geografo
Left Turn Signal Switch

After taking a spill in the parking lot, I have been slowly replacing parts that needed replacing/fixing (hand protectors, clutch reservoir, clutch fluid, etc.) on my 2007 R1200GS.

While taking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,040
Posted By Geografo
+100

I wave at everyone. Having visited this forum since 2007-2008 when I first started thinking of getting an adventure bike (I was looking at the Buell Ulysses at the time), I have noticed that both BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Geografo
Did it!--Easy, peasy.

Well, finally got everything needed, including the Magura Blue "Blood" hydraulic mineral oil. Opened the bleeder valve to the slave cylinder, then used the syringe that I had bought a couple of years...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,398
Posted By Geografo
What he said

+50 on this comment. Not all of us bought our "adventure" bikes with dreams of going round-the-world on it, although I did want to take my wife down Mexico way (as a Brazilian, she had heard that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,617
Posted By Geografo
Happened to Me, Too--Took care of itsself

I dumped mine in the parking lot about 2 weeks ago, and am currently waiting for clutch fluid to refill my clutch cylinder (silly me, I though I would be able to find a good substitute at a local...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Geografo
Went to BeemerBoneyard

Well, another of the perks of living in a small city with only a Harley dealership in a bad economy (the dealerships selling Suzukis, Kawasakis, Hondas and now Yamahas have all recently closed up...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Geografo
It may have, but that was ground off when I...

It may have, but that was ground off when I dropped the bike, which is why I am even having to think about it at all.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Geografo
Yep, I definitely understand your logic since I...

Yep, I definitely understand your logic since I also balk at paying more than necessary if a cheaper product would suffice, but would like to have someone's experience on it, or perhaps...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Geografo
What you use?

Def,

You've used this successfully? Not being a smartass, just careful. That would certainly be a simple solution, and save time (money actually isn't that big an issue in this case...I think I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Geografo
Bicycle Shops

Thanks, Stan. I'll probably check it out this afternoon. I don't know if we have either of those shops locally, but they carry all of the top brands, so who knows?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Geografo
I also read on one of the earlier discussions...

I also read on one of the earlier discussions that the Magura blood was also carried by bike (i.e., bicycle) shops? Has anyone else found this to be true? I'd like to do the replacements and bleed...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Geografo
Bleeding Clutch Lines

Fellow Inmates:

I took a spill in the parking lot about a week ago, due to a combination of too much speed and construction workers not paying attention to other drivers/riders.

Long story...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,610
Posted By Geografo
Micatech Durability

I can vouch on Micatech durability, from hard experience. On a trip to Port Aransas two summers ago I took the cases off to leave in the hotel room. On the return trip, I forgot to tighten the mounts...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 84,539
Posted By Geografo
Tagesk, Point taken. I did not mean it to...

Tagesk,

Point taken. I did not mean it to read that I do not worry at all about being killed or injured. I am constantly doing whatever is in my power to prevent such a thing from happening....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 84,539
Posted By Geografo
Yes, but I'm still not covinced I should sell my nearly paid-off GS

MY $.02 WORTH: After finding out from the P.O. of my bike after he sold it to me about the final drive failure issue, I have been reading these threads (Btw--the P.O. told this in a message wherein...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By Geografo
Yep, thanx.

Yes, and thanks. They are probably the closest dealer to where I live, although I think Shreveport is slightly closer, and a nicer ride (hills and pines versus interstates and wetlands--don't get me...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 59,861
Posted By Geografo
Guess the source

"Oooo....dat watah's cold!"

"Yeah, an' it's deep, too!"
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 59,861
Posted By Geografo
Let me guess. That's a photo of a geothermal...

Let me guess. That's a photo of a geothermal plant of some sort? Interesting photo, and interesting background landscape, too.
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